• Medicine

      Notes for Personal Care Workers

      The Quick Reference Book on Caring for the Elderly

      by Sylke Werner

      This quick reference book explains what personal care is, why it is necessary, which competencies personal care workers require, and how to safely and professionally care for, engage, and support people in need of care and their relatives in their daily lives. Target Group: Personal care workers, geriatric nurses

    • Medicine

      Notes for Dementia Support Workers

      The Quick Reference Book on Working with People with Dementia

      by Sylke Werner

      The practical quick reference book for dementia support workers, who inspire, support, and care for people with dementia in their daily lives in their own homes and in residential care. With a clear, specific, and professional approach, Sylke Werner explains the responsibilities that dementia support work entails and the forms and symptoms of dementia. She provides detailed descriptions of activities and ways of life for people with dementia, as well as work on the patient’s life story, care, and activities in the patient’s own home, care homes, and palliative care environments. Challenging behavior, the importance of care workers’ being attentive to their own needs, and legal principles are also covered in this practical handbook for dementia support workers. Target Group: Dementia support workers, geriatric nurses, activity and enrichment specialists, nursing assistants/direct care workers

    • Medicine

      Protection in In-home Care for the Elderly

      Preventing and Identifying Abusive Situations – Supporting Care Recipients and Caregivers

      by Barbara Baumeister, Trudi Beck (editors)

      Why and how are elderly people abused when they receive care in their own homes? How can this abuse be identified and prevented? The authors explains why the elderly are abused when they receive at-home care, differentiate between various forms of abuse, and demonstrate how it can be identified. They present interventions and provide tools for preventing and identifying abuse and for supporting care recipients and caregivers. Target Group: Geriatric nurses, social workers, geriatricians

    • Medicine

      Green for the Soul

      How to Help People Blossom

      by Berndt Vogel

      This richly illustrated and clearly structured publication demonstrates how green indoor and outdoor spaces can be used to stabilize individuals’ psychiatric health, to enable relaxation and recovery, to engage people, to enable them to experience inclusion, and to develop creativity and imagination. The author describes the diverse ways that gardening can be used to foster creativity and to engage, and presents the opportunities for interaction that landscapes offer people, animals, and plants. She explains how landscapes can prompt a search for meaning in crisis situations or everyday life and presents spaces for new experiences and taking stock of past experiences in green environments. Target Group: Horticultural therapists, occupational therapists, activity therapists, landscape architects, psychiatric nurses

    • Medicine
      June 2012

      Pocket Icu

      by Richard Urman

      Prepared by attending physicians at Harvard Medical School,Pocket ICU, follows the style ofPocket Medicine, one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents. This pocket-sized loose-leaf resource can be used on the wards or in the operating room. Information is presented in a schematic, outline format, with diagrams and tables for quick, easy reference. Content coverage is brief but broad, encompassing all the subspecialty areas of critical care including adult and pediatric critical care, neuro-critical care, cardiac critical care, transplant, burn, and neonatal critical care.

    • Medicine
      June 2012

      Lippincott's Fast Facts for NCLEX-PN

      by Lippincott

      Lippincott's Fast Facts for NCLEX-PNpresents 4,500 essential facts that nursing students can review again and again to help them prepare for and pass the PN exam. These important nuggets of information cover all aspects of nursing care, organized around the major subject areas tested on the exam: adult health, maternal-neonatal nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing. pharmacology, and management of care.

    • Medicine
      June 2012

      Skin & Wound Care

      by Cathy Thomas Hess

      Quickly learn the pros and cons of hundreds of wound care products and expert nursing care throughout the entire healing process with the BRAND NEW edition ofClinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care. You’ll carry this compact, sensibly organized guide to…• choose the correct dressing for each wound type• know when to change to a different dressing as healing progresses• properly illustrate wound healing in your documentation• benchmark outcomes ...and more. You’ll accurately assess, plan, and monitor wound care using the most current, best nursing practices.This useful resource will help both clinicians and institutions deliver wound care that's both appropriate for patient needs and cost-effective for the institution. Featuring important new information on documentation regulations, including helpful checklists, and offering take-away highlights in every chapter, this useful resource also provides new content on lymphedema management guidelines, negative pressure wound therapy, and capturing data using today's media capabilities. Part 1 covers the fundamentals of skin and wound care, including assessment, treatment, prevention, nutrition, and documentation. From identifying patients at risk for wounds to achieving compliance for self-care, this is the companion you’ll rely on day after day. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of chronic wounds, accurately interpret lab values and adapt your care, develop a proper skin and wound care formulary, expertly manage tissue load, and understand and apply the wound care regulatory process. Part 2 offers profiles and photos of hundreds of skin and wound care products, all categorized and alphabetized for easy reference. You’ll find a wealth of NEW advice on the skin care products you use most, including cleansers, moisture barriers, antifungal and antimicrobial treatments, therapeutic moisturizers, liquid skin protectants, and others. The Seventh edition ofClinical Guide to Skin and Wound Carealso includes a full-color wound photo section, wound checklists, and much more.

    • Nursing

      Improving Patient Outcomes

      A Resource for Ward Leaders

      by Alison Wells

      Improving Patient Outcomes is aimed at ward and department leaders and prospective leaders. The evidence for effective team working and its impact on patient care is readily available and as a leader you do not have to make enormous changes to the way you work to have an effect. "This book does exactly what it sets out to do, it is clear, well written and written at the right level for the intended audience" - Directorate Manager, Merseyside Contents include: Improving patient outcomes Diagnosis: how well is your team performing? Selecting team members Creating and sustaining a learning environment Performance management Understanding change and its impact on team performance Implementing systems to support effective team working Involving patients in their care Measuring performance

    • Medical sociology
      March 2012

      My Health, My Faith, My Culture

      A Guide for Healthcare Practitioners

      by Sue Timmins

      Every patient, whatever their cultural background and religious affiliation, is entitled to receive healthcare that is sensitive, appropriate and person- centred. In the UK today, there are people from many different minority groups. There are also members of the host population who follow religions other than Christianity, either from birth or personal choice. The patient’s chosen or birth faith should always play an integral part in their care. This helpful guide enables healthcare practitioners to rise to the challenge of providing culturally sensitive services by giving them an understanding of patients’ varying potential requirements and how to meet them.

    • Nursing

      Primary Care Case Studies for Nurse Practitioners

      by Lydia Burke

      Fourteen clinical cases in a handy pocket size book Practice nurses and nurse practitioners working alongside general practitioners are required to see and treat patients with a variety of minor and complex conditions. They therefore need skills in history-taking, physica assessment, diagnosing, prescribing and managing long-term conditions. It is assumed that nurses who read this book will have experience in managing the care of babies, children, well young people, people for whom English is not their first language, people with mental health problems and older people with multiple health problems. These case studies are loosely based on interactions that the author has had with patients in Primary Care. Contents include: Managing children and babies in Primary Care Managing common problems Assessing for serious or potentially life-threatening conditions Managing patients with multiple health problems

    • Geriatric nursing

      The Essential Carer's Guide

      by Mary Jordan

      Illustrated with individual case stories, this book covers physical, social, and financial needs, across the stages of immediate, intermediate and advanced care. It is useful as a practical companion for those caring for, or responsible for the care of, an elderly friend or relative.

    • Mental health services
      February 2012

      The Primary Care Guide to Mental Health

      by Sheila. Hardy

      One in three or four patients seen in primary care has a mental health problem. There are straightforward and effective treatments available for many of these conditions and the primary healthcare clinicians themselves can treat some successfully. Many secondary care services for mental health are working towards earlier discharge, making primary care an important place for delivering mental healthcare. This has been recognised in the Quality and Outcomes Framework, giving clinicians in primary care responsibility for recognising and treating a certain number of mental illnesses. Clinicians in primary care need to work closely with those in mental health services to ensure the patient receive the most appropriate treatment. This book aims to provide an uncomplicated guide to the mental health problems that are routinely managed in primary care. It is suitable for students and for clinicians working in primary care.

    • Fiction
      November 2011

      Code Blood

      by Kurt Kamm

      Colt Lewis, a rookie fire paramedic, is obsessed with finding the severed foot of his first victim after she dies in his arms. His search takes him into the connected lives of a graduate research student, with the rarest blood in the world and the vampire fetishist who is stalking her. Within the corridors of high-stakes medical research laboratories, the shadow world of body parts dealers, and the underground Goth clubs of Los Angeles, Lewis uncovers a tangled maze of needles, drugs and maniacal ritual, all of which lead to death. But whose death? An unusual and fast-paced LA Noir thriller.

    • Fiction
      May 2013

      Hazardous Material

      by Kurt Kamm

      A firefighter battles a his own painkiller addiction and the infamous Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang. When he joins the Sheriff s Department in a drone search for a meth lab in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles, an enigmatic aerospace scientist joins the intrigue. Firefighting, hazardous materials, illicit drugs and aerospace technology are brought together in the fourth in a series of firefighter mysteries by award winning author Kurt Kamm

    • Family & health
      July 2012

      My Boy - A memoir

      by Anthony James

      This little book tells of the sad but inspiring story and his addicted son coming together in the valley of the shadow of death. There is poignancy, sadness but also love and redemption. It is inspiring and will give hope and help to thousands who struggle with drug addiction in thier families.The book will give comfort to those who are experiencing loosing their loved ones. You are not alone, the wonderful Hospice movement and the palliative care forces are there to hold you up and give you hope.

    • Medicine

      The Psychedelic Traveller

      Short Stories


      A collection of short stories from adventures and fantastic imaginings aroud the world. Each story is set in a different country, from Brazil to Siberia, from new Zealand to India. Each story is a cameo in itself, each one of a different mood, be it playful, or dark, of conflict or good humour. Stories will remind those who travel widely of the pitfalls and opportunities and remind all the readers that there is nothing more wonderful than this wonderful world and the ppeople in it.

    • Medical profession
      July 2014

      Older People with Visual Impairment – Clinical Management and Care

      by Susan Watkinson BA, RN, OND (Hons), PGCEA, MSc, PhD

      In the context of an ageing population, visual impairment is having an increasing social and economic impact. This timely book will enable healthcare professionals in a diverse range of settings to enhance their expertise in assessing the ophthalmic conditions of the elderly, adopt a holistic approach to patient care, and improve their ability to deal with organisational challenges involving visually impaired elderly people. Sue Watkinson and her co-authors have used their broad professional and academic knowledge to analyse issues relating to the major ocular diseases affecting the elderly. These include cataract, age-related macular degeneration, chronic open-angle glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, herpes zoster ophthalmicus and dementia. In addition to describing the pathogenesis, clinical features and risk factors for each disease, they highlight the role of specialist ophthalmic nurses in informing and educating patients, managing ophthalmic treatment procedures, promoting safe environments and maintaining quality of life for elderly individuals suffering from age-related ophthalmic conditions. Above all, the authors show that providing the right care for this vulnerable group of people in our society will help reduce the economic and psychological burden of sight loss and re-establish a good quality of life for the older person with visual impairment. Contents include: Introduction: Ageing and the needs of older people Older people with visual impairment: Clinical management and care – an overview Current perspectives on managing older people with cataracts Older people with age-related macular degeneration Older people with chronic open-angle glaucoma Older people with diabetic retinopathy Common external eye disorders in older people The older person with herpes zoster ophthalmicus Managing depression in visually impaired older people Dementia and visually impaired older people

    • Health & Personal Development


      Clean Language, Metaphor and the New Psychology of Change

      by Philip Harland

      An essential read for anyone who finds themself counseling, coaching, or working with others. Takes you step by step through a process that lends itself to the most profound therapeutic transformation and yet can be used informally at home, at work, or in the queue for the bus. Science psychology, philosophy, and a vibrating peach are all part of the story in this guide to the far-reaching but readily accessible practice of Clean questioning, a knowledge of which will enable you to enter another person’s world almost unnoticed and once there to tread very, very lightly. And what will happen as a result is that the people you facilitate will get to know, change, and heal themselves. Philip Harland is a Clean Language psychotherapist and author of ‘The Power of Six: A Six Part Guide to Self Knowledge’; ‘How The Brain Feels: working with Emotion and Cognition’; 'Resolving Problem Patterns: with Clean Language and Autogenic Metaphor'; and ‘Possession and Desire: working with Addiction, Compulsion, and Dependency’. www.wayfinderpress.co.uk

    • Adventure
      May 2015

      Without A Song

      The expatriate exserviceman living in Saudi Arabia.

      by John Hackett (Rhiw Sider)

      Without A Song is a romance, from a guys point of view. Witty and light-hearted it is written is the first person POV. Never did I ever want to be a soldier, yet it is in the company of these men and women that I have spent much of my life. The news of my wife's infidelity nearly kills me and it is Nicole who nurses me back to health. My name is Stephen Bannister and I’m in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on contract when I find out about my wife's affairs. One thing leads to another and I knock myself out in a swimming pool only to be rescued and nursed back to health by Nicole Lyons during which time I learn of her fight with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare disease that only kills women. Now, on the wrong side of an impending divorce I head back to England to try and salvage my marriage but the journey only affirms his wife's decision for divorce and in so doing I learn a lot about myself. Old friends rally round but it is my love for a much younger woman that draws me back to Kingdom, to ask Nicole to marry me. Without A Song is not only a romance and a travelogue but it offers an insight into the life of the expatriate exserviceman who is extending his career by working for the Saudi Riyal. Ideally suited to a life of travel I travel the world until I get to Saudi Arabia. In the book we meet friends and lovers, we share good times and not so good times. I'm English by birth, I've got Australian citizenship and for most of my life I have taken my pick-axe and my can-do attitude across the globe. Welcome to my world.

    • Medicine
      February 2016

      Nurse Writers of the Great War

      by Christine Hallett, Christine Hallett, Jane Schultz

      The First World War was the first 'total war'. Its industrial weaponry damaged millions of men and drove whole armies underground into dangerously unhealthy trenches. Many were killed. Many more suffered terrible, life-threatening injuries: wound infections such as gas gangrene and tetanus, exposure to extremes of temperature, emotional trauma and systemic disease. In an effort to alleviate this suffering, tens of thousands of women volunteered to serve as nurses. Of these, some were experienced professionals, while others had undergone only minimal training. But regardless of their preparation, they would all gain a unique understanding of the conditions of industrial warfare. Until recently their contributions, both to the saving of lives and to our understanding of warfare, have remained largely hidden from view. By combining biographical research with textual analysis, Nurse writers of the great war opens a window onto their insights into the nature of nursing and the impact of warfare. ;

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